Situation: critical

Eight days. $257 raised so far. Ten contributors. Still a lot to go.

If you believe in me, if you want to show your support, you can contribute any amount you see fit here. Any contribution, any amount matters. A lot.

Anyone who contributes $50 or more will have a blog post reblogged, and will be featured as sponsor for the rest of the year. That’s besides any perks they select from the campaign page.

I could really use your help right now. Wouldn’t ask for it if it were otherwise.

I’d like to thank everyone who contributed so far.

Also don’t forget to check this month’s super sale here.

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September super sale

Hi guys,

Because of… uhm… financial distress and stuff, I’m offering the usual advertising options at half price. That’s why it’s called a super sale.

Reblog – Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 87,000.

It costs $25 and can be purchased here. Also, you can buy as many options as possible, to use them whenever you want.

Sponsored post – I will write a blog post about your blog, or review one of your books, or interview you about your art. That’s right, this post is restricted to art related blogs/websites. You choose how you want the blog post to be, and what you want to contain. Also, the post will be kept “sticky” at the top of my website for an entire week.

It also costs $25 and can be purchased here.

And last, but not least, the e-book bundle. It contains 4 novels, a novella, 4 short stories, a compilation of essays, and a compilation of short stories. All for the incredibly low amount of $4.99. A bargain, I’d say. You can read reviews of the books here.

Oh, yeah, you can buy the bundle here.

Support this crazy, way too young, Romanian self-publisher. He could really use your help right now.

A hunger artist

hunger“Worry destroys the ability to write.”Ernest Hemingway

Maybe you’re familiar with Franz Kafka’s short story, A Hunger Artist, maybe you’re not. It doesn’t really matter. One of the main themes of the story (the way I see it) is the fact that artists most often feel misunderstood by their audience. And they’re furious because of that.

That’s a myth.

Most often than not it’s the artist’s inability to show people what he wants to show them that gets in the way. Continue reading

Believe

believe“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”Anatole France

I often say that art is a matter of faith. That you have to believe in what you’re doing. You have to believe in the world you’re creating, in yourself, in your capabilities. Leave no room for doubt, petty frustrations, or insecurities.

I also say that it’s all just a matter of hard work. But sometimes you hit a wall. You’ve run out of things to say. You feel void of motivation, inspiration, or courage. What once brought you great pleasure, it’s now a tedious task.

Yes. We need to act upon our dreams, but we must never forget to dream. To hope. To aspire. To believe. Continue reading

Last twelve days…

First of all, I’d like to thank Celina, Jeridel, Liang, Krystal, and all the others who have so far contributed to my fundraiser. Your help has brought me closer to reaching my goal.

There are only twelve days left, still plenty of perks available, and I need your help. You can read more about my fundraiser here.

If you believe in this dream of mine, if you want me to keep going down this path, if you enjoy my blog/writing/jokes, or if you simply want to take advantage of the promotional opportunities offered by the perks from the fundraiser, you can contribute here.

You can also see more advertising opportunities here.

Every contribution matters. Every little bit helps. A lot.

Once more, thank you all for your help and support. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you,

Cristian

The ideal reader

reader2I’d say that I’ve come a long way from my high school years, when I was struggling to find people who’d be interested in reading my stories. I’m not going to lie: it’s important to know that someone reads your stuff, that someone cares. Makes you feel less alone, and isn’t that one of the reasons we write?

And I appreciate that, and I’m truly grateful for being able to present my ideas or ask questions, to expect a response every single time I need one. But the truth is, we never write for a bunch of people. Yes, we talk a lot about finding our target audience, about all the ways we can improve how we reach our target audience, but that soon becomes a vague term, one that is used to define different people, who only share a number of preferences. Continue reading

A call for help

From time to time I contemplate the idea of abandoning my dream of becoming a full time writer. I get all kinds of ideas in my head. I’m just pretending to be a writer, and I’m not really good enough, and that I should simply give up.

A couple years ago, before I started this blog, one of my uncles asked me about my writing. Back then I was uploading stories on Wattpad, and I was having a lot of fun. So I told him that I had talked with a girl from Etiopia, who said that she really enjoyed my stories. So much that she cried.

And, well, he asked me about money. Was I earning enough? Continue reading